Sunday, August 1, 2021

Environment

Canada: Owner Ensures Muskoka’s Turner Island is Protected Forever

The nature-loving owner of a private island in Ontario’s Cottage Country has made sure that her treasured property will be forever protected from development.

(Image of Turner Island, Lake Muskoka)

With a number of private islands recently being purchased by, or …Read More: Canada: Owner Ensures Muskoka’s Turner Island is Protected Forever

Environment

Australia: Tasmanian Devils Saved by New Private Island Home

The small marsupials with a ferocious reputation are highly threatened, and need a secluded new island refuge for the survival of their unique species.

(Image from www.mariaislandwalk.com.au)

Scientists in Australia have made a bold move to save a healthy group of Tasmanian …Read More: Australia: Tasmanian Devils Saved by New Private Island Home

Governments buying Islands

UK: Residents Vote to Accept Owner’s Gift of Scalpay Island

Not surprisingly, the tenants on a private island in Scotland’s rustic Outer Hebrides have taken the owner up on his offer to hand over the property free of charge.

(Eilean Glas Image by Tom Richardson)

On November 6th, with a strong “yes” vote to …Read More: UK: Residents Vote to Accept Owner’s Gift of Scalpay Island

Environment

UK: Abandoned Isles of St. Kilda Win Coveted Conservation Award

(Image of Hirta from rcahms.gov.uk)

The most remote and desolate outpost in the British Isles is the surprise winner of an internationally-recognized award for conservation and sustainable tourism.

This year’s Responsible Tourism Award has been bestowed on a highly unusual …Read More: UK: Abandoned Isles of St. Kilda Win Coveted Conservation Award

Island Resorts

Australia: Could This Be the Most Fashionable Private Island Suite Ever?

Lauded American fashion queen Diane von Furstenberg has decorated a spectacular suite on Hayman Island, a luxurious resort on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

(Image: http://www.hayman.com.au/)

Hayman Island Resort has just unveiled some stunning images of a penthouse suite created by designer Diane von Furstenberg, and it’s sure to make …Read More: Australia: Could This Be the Most Fashionable Private Island Suite Ever?

Environment

South Pacific: Tiny Tokelau Becomes Most Energy-Efficient County on Earth

The small Polynesian territory has achieved its outside ambitions of becoming even more than carbon-neutral, by slashing fossil fuel use and developing renewable energy sources.

(A small tropical island in Tokelau)

For the last decade, fears that rising seas would swamp the …Read More: South Pacific: Tiny Tokelau Becomes Most Energy-Efficient County on Earth

Island Issues

Africa: Ownership of Luxury Lupita Island Resort Stirs Controversy

Decades after the development of a luxurious lodge on one of Tanzania’s Lupita Islands, the country’s government is claiming that the islands were not legally sold.

(Lupita Island, Tanzania)

It’s every private island owner’s nightmare: discovering that their paradise isle …Read More: Africa: Ownership of Luxury Lupita Island Resort Stirs Controversy

Breaking Island News

USA: Hurricane Sandy Claims HMS Bounty Ship and Crew Among Casualties

The feared ‘superstorm’ swept through the Eastern Seaboard on Monday, causing untold destruction and loss of life, including for the crew of the famous replica tall ship.

Special report by Manuel Brinkschulte of China New Frontier LTD in collaboration with Private Island News

(HMS Bounty/Vladi Private Islands)

Last night, …Read More: USA: Hurricane Sandy Claims HMS Bounty Ship and Crew Among Casualties